Saturday, November 28, 2009

Rahul Dravid: test records

*Dravid holds the world record for being the first (and only) non-wicketkeeper to take 200 catches in Test cricket. 

*Dravid was the 2nd cricketer to cross 13,000 test runs mark.

*Has been involved in the most century partnerships in Test history - 85.

*Scored nearly 23% of the total runs put up by India (with a batting average of 102.84) in the 21 Test matches won under Ganguly's captaincy. This is the highest percentage contribution by any batsman in Test cricket history in matches won under a single captain where the captain has won more than 20 Tests.


*2nd longest streak of consecutive Tests since debut (93 + 1 in ICC XI) missed 95th test at Ahmedabad due to fever, behind Adam Gilchrist (96).


*Only player to score a century against every Test playing nation away from home.


*Involved in highest partnership made away from home for any wicket for India with vice captain Virender Sehwag of 410 runs vs Pakistan at Lahore in 2006 (also, the highest partnership between a captain and the vice captain). Only Pankaj Roy and Vinoo Mankad have scored more runs in a partnership for India, 413 vs New Zealand in Chennai (6-11 Jan 1956).


*Dravid is one among the only three batsmen to hit Test centuries in four consecutive innings. The other two are Jack Fingleton and Alan Melville. Dravid achieved this by hitting scores of 115, 148, 217 and 100* in three successive matches against England and one against the West Indies. Only Everton Weekes, with centuries in five consecutive innings, has achieved a longer sequence of consecutive Test hundreds.


*With scores of 50 or more in 7 consecutive Tests Dravid is behind only to Tendulkar (8) and Gambhir (11) among Indian batsmen. Gambhir and Viv Richards hold the world record with 11.


*He is currently 2nd among batsmen who have scored most away runs in Tests (6430 as of April 2009). Only Sachin Tendulkar (7165) has scored more away Test runs.

*He has played 150 innings of 94 tests at number 3. He has scored more than 8000 runs at this position. Both feats are world records.

*2nd Indian batsman to score twin hundreds in a Test twice, after Sunil Gavaskar. Gavaskar and Ponting are the only batsmen to score twin hundreds in a Test thrice.

*One of only three Indians to score 5 double hundreds.(each bigger than the previous 200* vs Zimbabwe, 217 vs England, 222 vs New Zealand, 233 vs Australia, 270 vs Pakistan). In fact, along with Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar, he is one of only three Indians to score 190+ on seven occasions.

*Partnering with Tendulkar, has scored more runs than any other pair, excluding opening pairs. They are the 3rd best in terms of total number of partnership runs scored by a pair in test cricket.

*Dravid has faced highest number of deliveries in test cricket,
31258 to be precise.

*2nd highest number of fifties in test cricket after (63).


*Rahul Dravid is the third batsman in the world after compatriot Sachin Tendulkar and Australia's Ricky Ponting to reach the 12000-run milestone in test cricket.

104 comments:

  1. he is best
    gift for india

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  2. Parthasarathy ChakravartyDecember 2, 2009 at 8:42 AM

    The Wall stands Tall!

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  3. Don't say he is best...
    because best is not suitable for him.he is great, i can say he is god of mine.
    and i am still searching for new good words to define him self.
    thanks for sharing your views and though about dravid.

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  4. no comments for him bus ye wall records pe records banate rahe......& one more triple cent. requerment........plz rahul sucess my dream......

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  5. I like his commitment to the game and his team. I sincerely try to apply the same in my work too. Uppili, Chennai

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  6. I see dravid as great role model how he moulds himself is really great, as uppili rightly mentioned he has great commitment

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  7. I think he is the backbone of Indian Cricket.
    Sudhir Sahoo, Mumbai

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  8. i think Dravid is a one of the best test cricketer of Indian history

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  9. Finest test cricketer ever

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  10. Rahul is one of the finest and great batsmen in the indian cricket history

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  11. indian team got a god gift in the face of rahul dravid

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  12. man for all seasons-technically correct,graceful and aware of what his teams needs.never a dull moment when he is at the crease when even a defensive shot makes us marvell at his technique.Unique in his catching ability and unflappable at the crease-he has helped many captains win matches with his fantastic contributions -god bless our GOD

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  13. he is the person who irritates the opponent bowlers by his glamorous strokes

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  14. he's THE BEST BEST BEST BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    he should be brought back in the team!

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  15. 1st longest wall is china wall but 1st soild wall all over the world is rahul dravid wall

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  16. thanks for sharing Rahul'greatness.i wonder howmany of us realize that he is truelly the one cricketer for india who doesn't care about himself.i don't know if anybody could have refused the captaincy at that time and these stupid dhony and all they think he is not good enough for ODIs why not because he forgets that howmany he has got for himself before taking risk for india which Dhony never even if he is batting with Harbhajan and tailenders if he hasn't got a 40 he will not get out.anyway who wants your wicket in ODI if you are not playing for a win.i can't stop myself hurting seeing the position of dhony and rahul in indian cricket.

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  17. he is the greatest.no comments in that.no body can reach him in his style.he is the perfect cricketer.he is the cricket god

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  18. dravid playing brilliant in all format of cricket after sunil and sachin he is the lord of the rings.

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  19. a true legend who rise india`s honour to a great extent

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  20. let peoples says there will be another dravid. but we all know there is only 1 dravid and no 1 can match him.

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  21. Rahul Dravid is one of the greatest cricketers in the world.I love his unique style of playing his power of concentration and his modesty as well. He is my "inspiration".He is my "EVERGREEN HERO".he is the GREAT WALL OF INDIAN CRICKET.I have full faith in him and his ability and I am sure that if he retuns back in the Odi team he will just rock just like he used to do before(still doing in Test cricket) and will silence his critics.you can never denigh his contribution.He is the pride of India and my support is always there with him.the more I see him respect for him in my heart increases.........Reshmi.

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  22. he is the best,in my opinion he is not a god gifted cricketer but he by his sincere efforts,determination and outstanding commitment has risen above everybody and that makes him worth of our praises for him

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  23. east or west rahul is the best

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  24. but who not selected rahul dravid for world cup 2011

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  25. Most Stylish Batsman in world of cricket. No One Can Match Up his Style & Passion Toward The Game.......

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  26. sachin also feel jolousy while watching rahul dravid innings...........rahul is the man as the role model of role models like sachin,bradman,lara

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  27. Rahul dravid is the greatest batsman of indian cricket team.

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  28. He is a great batsman with good personality. No one stands in front of him as a competitors. He remains one of my favorite batsman.

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  29. he is D WALL....BATTING WHOLE DAY AGAINST AUSTRALIAN BOWLERS....WITH VVS LAXMAN.

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  30. he is one man army

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  31. my hero is my team india ,,and indias hero rahul dravid .thats it
    jug jug jiyo mera hero
    u r my always hero
    u have done it & fucking the whole comments u r bad

    bcoz all of them know u r a great batsmen & great man & great wall in india
    china wall is fake
    i love u dravid
    i am a not big,, very very big fan of u
    amit

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  32. rahul is great ever and forever..thnks for sharing such records of a great legend mr.wall...i love his way of batting and way of performing in field...i think no body can play like rahul in critical situation...he is cool batsman in the world....he is dependable...he is such a great player as contributing his life to cricket...

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  33. dravid is as great as sachin

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  34. Rahul dravid is the great nplayer in the world. He has a great brain for playing the classical bating and attacking batting.
    Rahul is the great super star for the team India.
    Dravid is the wall for Indian cricket team.
    RAHUL SARASWAT

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  35. eventhough sachin scored most runs in all forms of cricket .......dravid is d man who scored most runs than sachin for india on most of d winning occassions...........HE IS THE FIRST AND LAST STYLISH PLAYER IN THE WORLD THE GAME HAS EVER SEEN nd also d important thing is so passionate about d game......... hats off to his commitment nd his role in d history of indian cricket......

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  36. He is a true sweetheart.Not only a great cricketer but also a great human being.RELIABLE RAHUL....keep playin

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  37. He is a person who will walk on the broken glasses if his team asks him to.......really hands up for this great person.....most reliable player in both format of cricket.....but still out of the team...
    Really this is disappointing for player LIKE RAHUL.."THE WALL"..DRAVID. ---SUSANT,ORISSA

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  38. he is just an amazing test player till the date, i do not know about other's view but according to me he is also a very good oneday& t20 player i like you the most.
    RACHIT ARORA

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  39. the wall of indian cricket,the solid man of world cricket and the gentle cool of global sports.one & only RAHUL SHARAD DRAVID

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  40. THE WALL never broke up at any time.... he is an altimate batsmen, i never seen in my life....

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  41. hats off rahul.......i don't have words to describe....keep on playing ALL THE BEST

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  42. the great wall of the wold

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  43. rahul dravid is my idol

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  44. really no word to define him exactly......... i really salute the great test batsman ever. i love dravid

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  45. He is best technical batsman of the world i really love his technic..............

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  46. UPDATE THE STATS >>>> HE IS THE 2nd highest test scorer

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  47. Rahul z a great cricket player . I m proud that he z an INDIAN & serves INDIAN cricket at his best . We should respect his personality & let him play freely up to the time he likes . JAY HIND

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  48. When d going gets tough ,
    d TOUGH gets going......

    But this phrase has to be altered.

    When d going gets tough ,
    RAHUL DRAVID gets going......
    - KRG Chennai.

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  49. he is a gift for Indian cricket. he is the real wall of Indian cricket

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  50. Dravid is the Real Cricketer.......

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  51. dravid is player who having many awards and records

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  52. My salute to this greatest player of the Indian Cricket Team.

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  53. he is the gift of indian team

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  54. rahul dravid is really d wall of india and MR. DEPENDABLE for indian team , no words to say about rahul dravid, he is really great great and very stlish indian player and he is very cool also, i love him very much. actually speaking govt should honour him with "BHARAT RATNA", no more words to say about rahul dravid, he is d great great great-------

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  55. rahul is best ever cricketer in the world.no one match him in commitment , concentration and technique. i m diehard fan of him. i m really heartened by his criticism. i want him to play alltime. the great indian hero "RAHUL DRAVID".i love u.
    dr. ritesh yadav

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  56. 1 DRAVID = 200 DHONI
    1 DRAVID = 150 RAINA
    1 DRAVID = 100 GOUTHAM GAMBIR
    1 DRAVID = 50 YUVARAJ SINGH
    1 DRAVID = 2 SHEWAG
    1 DRAVID = 1 SACHIN
    1 DRAVID = 1 GANGULY

    RESPECTING TO SENIORS IS 10 TIMES BETTER THAN WINNING THE WORLD CUP.....WE SALUTE TO "WALL"

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    1. sure.................you are absolutely right..........................superlyk.........................

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  57. not just his cricket...look at his persona off the field...great guy...text book in himself on how to play on foreign wickets where our flat-pitch-ipl-bullies shiver the moment the ball starts talking...also the most selfless cricketer we could ever see on the pitch agian....

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  58. The great cricketer has faced highest balls, spent highest time on the wicket in tests,scored highest no. of runs in the 4th inning... The legend...

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  59. No words to explain. If god knows that there is one more person on earth who can replace him its only Rahul Dravid. Usually i pray rahul only not bhagavan/god.

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  60. Sports help us develop Attitude.

    Many innings composed (yes this RD composes innings) have actualy ended up composing a victory when the team had its back to the wall.

    RD's batting demonstrates application of defensive techniques and abundant patience to wait for the right delivery to smack eventually putting the team in an aggressive position(defensively).

    The Defensive RD Dares to take any risk in team's interest. best eg. Possibly only RD would have agreed to keep wickets in a World Cup tournament enablng team to accomodate one more batsman.Most accomplished batsman would have refused an additional role and what more critics and fans would have supported the deciscion.

    India reached the finals of that world cup without plating a regular wicketkeeper thus making room for an additional batsman.

    Salute to yet another composition by RD at the Eden Garden on 14/11/11.

    RD already is a role model. And not just for young and upcomming cricketers.

    Infact any youngster aspiring to take up any sport must emulate The Atittude of This Wall!

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  61. Dravid is lord of cricket
    schion is god of cricket

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  62. Sachin is a great cricketer but Rahul is the best batsman.......

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  63. koti
    i love great walls batting always."Team indeed RAHUL in need"

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  64. he is really great

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  65. The great wall of Indian cricket i.e. RAHUL DRAVID

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  66. Rahul Dravid is the blast of team India and in the world.No records can fail him.

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  67. Rahul Dravid - THE WALL
    Rahul Dravid - THE TORNADO
    Rahul Dravid - THE BLAST
    Rahul Dravid - THE LORD
    Rahul Dravid - THE GREAT

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  68. I have nothing to say about him(Rahul Dravid)but i would like share with everybody that i will not watch cricket whenever Rahul Dravid declare retirement from International test cricket.

    Binu Mondal
    Howrah

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  69. According to me Rahul dravid one of best player in India,,bcoz whenever he got chance to like middle order,top order he is only one player who manage the situation,,,,he is d wall of our country,,he made many record for our county,,,he is my favorite player in all over the world,,,,,i miss u dravid

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  70. He is one and only gretest cricketer in the world..

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  71. Dependable.... Disaster Specialist.... always perform for team and nation... hats off dude

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  72. rahul dravid is a player who can play when others failed.we have seen a lot many times, for example england tour of 2011.he is the only player scoring three centuries at a very attacking situation.so he is the best of bests.

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  73. i have learnt a lot from rahul dravid & always have a dream to meet him, he is even bigger than sachin,laxman & ganguly and i always want to say him that "do not quit cricket as there are so many fans like me to see great efforts by you" ,iam RACHIT YOUR BIGGEST FAN

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  74. he is one of the solid guy for indin cricket

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  75. i have no words talk abt him, love u jammy, ur the karnataka cricket club gift for the wold cricket

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  76. Dependable.... Disaster Specialist.... always perform for team and nation

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  77. rahul dravid is the greatest batsman in history of cricket. sachin is nothing in front of him ponting is also not having any class

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  78. I HAVE ALSO NO WORDS TAIK ABT HIM,LOVE WALL-HEMANTH

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  79. wall that always stands tall

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  80. he is the best.........

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  81. no one catch him in test cricket history........
    that is the wall

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  82. wall means dravid hole world know this

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  83. rahul is best ever cricketer in the world. no one match him in commitment , concentration and technique. i m diehard fan of him. i m really heartened by his criticism. i want him to play alltime. the great indian hero "RAHUL DRAVID".i love u.
    says...........Nazeer

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  84. The greatest Wall In The World...

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  85. when i heard about the news that Rahul Dravid is retiring from test cricket i started crying, because i am the big fan of Rahul Dravid and my icon player and role model to the young players by his bating and by his discipline and respect to the cricket.

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  86. For eyes used to see Dravid come at one down, watching test matches would never be the same again....

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  87. satyajeet gohaneMarch 9, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    simply great.... no words 4 such legend...

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  88. GIFT from GOD........
    RAHUL DRAVID
    greatest cricketer ever....
    i dnt wanna compare him with anyone.......

    coz comparing him with anyone wil degrade his standards....
    now that he is retiring i feel dat d most dependable person is moving out....
    team india is now exposed as "THE WALL" is gone...

    ("a unique combination of calmness yet dangerous and destructive"
    "a man of abyss patience")

    RAHUL DRAVID a true sportsmen and gentlemen, legend, epic, history dat wont be repeatd for team india.....

    "a true hero knws how to perform wen given duties and wen to leave so that others can get a chance to bring themselves up"
    HATS OFF TO YOU

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  89. no one can replace Him.......he served 4 16 long years......great person.He is unique........

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  90. Wall & Void!

    Paresh

    www.shamsnwags.com

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  91. God Gift for india Rahul Dravid...

    I love your all stylish plays. I miss u a lot...

    Ur a great WALL of India... Jai Hind

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  92. rahul dravid is the emperor of the cricket world. sachin is oly king but rahul dravid is the ever great emperor of the cricket world. he faced the highest number of deliveries in cricket historyy. the real meaning of cricket is to face and play balls with out getting out. in that reason also he is the all time greattttt.he is the legend of the legends and the real legend of cricket. he bought a complete meaning to the name cricket. cricketers like vivian richards,bian lara,sachin tendulkar,kapil dev are also students of the geart rahul dravid batting technique. they stands only next to rahul dravid. he create a record in making records. in cricket rahul dravid is only one and any one cannot even stand beside him. he is ever greatttttttttttttttttttttttttt.

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  93. He iS LEGEND IN THE HISTORY OF CRICKET INDIAN TEAM WILL NEVER GET A PLAYER WHO ALLWAYS BUILDS PARTNERSHIP RATHER SCORING FOR HIMSELF

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  94. we all miss u dravid sir. U will alwys remembered. Sachin, sunil and rahul , kumble are greatest ever test cricketers........

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  95. rsd the greatest cricketer ever
    parth biggest fan

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  96. I still remember the Multan test.
    When akhtar was bowling with a big runup and with a speed of 148.

    And vastad Dravid replyed with a bat bending towards the ground and the bowl not even cross the half way of the pitch.
    Continue 8 maiden's.

    And finaly akhtar said.
    Ye out nai hone wala meri spell khatam karo.
    Hahaha.

    We miss that batting style.

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  97. He is (....) cricketer
    Fill ur self coz it can't be filled until cricket is alive.
    Whoever can fill this say i will BOW before him

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  98. Rahul Dravid ( मराठी : राहुल शरद द्रविड ); (born 11 January 1973) is a former Indian cricketer, who captained the national Test and One Day International (ODI) teams. Born in a Marathi family, he started playing cricket at the age of 12 and later represented the state team at the under-15, under-17 and under-19 levels. Hailed as The Wall, Dravid has been described as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.[1][2][3] He was named one of the best five cricketers of the year by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2000 and received the Player of the Year and the Test Player of the Year awards at the inaugural ICC awards ceremony in 2004.[4][5] In December 2011, he became the first non-Australian cricketer to address at the Bradman Oration in Canberra.[6]
    As of October 2012, Dravid is the third-highest run scorer in Test cricket, after Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, and is only the second Indian cricketer, after Tendulkar to score 10,000 runs both in Tests and in ODIs.[7][8] Wisden ranked him the third greatest Test batsman of all time, after Don Bradman and Tendulkar. In April 2009, he became the only player to score a century in all the ten Test-playing countries.[9] As of October 2012, he holds the record for the most number of catches taken by a player (non-wicket-keeper) in Test cricket, with 210.[10]
    In August 2011, after receiving a surprise call in the ODI series against England, Dravid declared his retirement from ODIs as well as Twenty20 International (T20I), and in March 2012, he announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket. He appeared in the 2012 Indian Premier League as captain of the Rajasthan Royals.[11]
    Rahul Dravid, along with Glenn McGrath were honoured during the seventh annual Bradman Awards function in Sydney on 1 November 2012.[12] Dravid has also been honoured with the Padma Bhushan award, India's third highest civilian award.[13]

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  99. Word can not Describe Rahul Dravid (THE WALL).......Anybody can take Place of Sachin but Nobady in India next 10-15 Years Replace Rahul Dravid...Hats Off....

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